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Re: [CSSWG] Your opinion needed : Position of list-item markers

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:59:42 -0800
Message-Id: <F0787148-F725-45FD-8A4D-624F34D59831@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

On Nov 26, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com 
 > wrote:

> On Wednesday 12 November 2008 20:32, Saloni Mira Rai wrote:
>> Scenario #2 - List-item has text-align set to center. Should the
>> marker be next to the text or outside the principal box? Firefox,
>> Opera and Safari put the marker right next to the text, within the
>> border of the list-item IE8 puts the marker outside the list-item.
> The CSS WG would like to have your opinion above the issue above.
> Please respond to this message in www-style@w3.org. Thanks !
> </Daniel>
> --
> W3C CSS WG, Co-Chair

While my intial thought was that I would never want the marker so  
potential far from the text as it might be if outside the box for  
centered text, I think that if list-style-position: outside put it  
outside the text, and inside put it right next to the text, then that  
should provide all the control needed for a variety of uses.

As for putting it to the right of right aligned text, I would say  
absolutely not, unless the line or fist letter of the line is in a rtl  
script or direction, or if the marker itself Is in a rtl script (a  
numbered list in an Arabic font for instance). Text alignment should  
not be a consideration for bullet placement, especially for right- 
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